Introduction of New $2,200 Per Financial Year JETCO Subsidy

The JETCO committee is pleased to announce that for courses starting from 1 January 2018, a new subsidy rate of $2,200 per financial year will be available.  The JETCO committee is pleased to announce that for courses starting from 1 January 2018, a new subsidy rate of $2,200 per financial year will be available.

A JETCO training rate of $15 has recently been introduced and is now being included on many new agreements. For courses commencing from the 1st of January 2018, employees who have been working on these agreements (employer contributing to the JETCO training fund at the rate of $15 per week) for 12 months or more, will be able to claim training subsidies at the new maximum rate of $2,200 per financial year. The maximum subsidy of $2,200 will only be available for courses started from 1 January 2018. Course started before 1 January 2018 will be eligible for a maximum subsidy of $1,800.00.

If you have not received a full 12 months of contributions at the $15 rate, the recent contribution will be included in calculating your subsidy at the $5 or $10 rate.

With this new subsidy established, the eligibility levels for all JETCO members from the 1st of January will be as follows:

  1. Employees with 6 consecutive monthly contributions into the JETCO training fund are eligible for a training subsidy of up to $500.00 on approved courses.
  2. Once an employee receives 12 consecutive monthly contributions into the JETCO training fund, they are eligible for increased training subsidy as follows;
    1. Where the employer has contributed a minimum of $5.00 per week into the training fund, the employee is eligible for a training subsidy of up to $1,200.00.
    2. Where the employer contributes $10.00 or more per week into the training fund, the employee is eligible for a training subsidy of up to $1,800.00.
    3. Where the employer contributes a minimum of $15.00 per week into the training fund, the employee is eligible for a training subsidy of up to $2,200.00. 

If you have any question or, to confirm your eligibility, please contact the JETCO administration team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include your CIRT member ID and Date of birth as an ID check to allow the admin team to lookup your account details.